Sweet Victory: A Celebration for the Reproductive Privacy Act

Thursday, August 29 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM [EST]

2 Manchester Print Works Road, Lincoln, RI, 02865, United States

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Thursday, August 29 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM [EST]

Lincoln Woods State Park, 2 Manchester Print Works Road, Lincoln, RI, 02865, United States.

We are inviting all volunteers and supporters to join us in celebrating the passage of the Reproductive Privacy Act, which codifies the protections of Roe vs. Wade in Rhode Island law. This is a rain or shine potluck event. Some tent coverage is available, and you are welcome to bring your own. 

The Coalition for Reproductive Freedom will bring dessert to share in our "sweet victory!" You are welcome to bring any type of food to share or have on your own (not required). You may wish to bring a blanket or chairs for your own comfort.

We have Field E and shelter available for the entire day and will have a short speaking program and dessert available between 5:30-7:30pm. Feel free to arrive early to enjoy the beach and/or the park. The shelter has six tables and two grills for use. Families are welcome! 

We are seeking volunteers to provide music and entertainment during the official celebration time period. If you would like to volunteer in this capacity, please email knevins@wfri.org. 

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Women's Fund of Rhode Island


The Rhode Island Coalition for Reproductive Freedom (RICRF) protects and advances access to reproductive health care through advocacy and legislative action. We are a coalition of organizations, working together to share resources, build strategies and coordinate efforts to connect reproductive freedom with social and economic justice.

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Representative Anastasia Williams
RI House Representative

About Representative Anastasia Williams

RI House Representative
Senator Erin Lynch-Prata
Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee

Senator Erin Lynch Prata (Democrat - District 31, Warwick, Cranston) was born on May 17, 1975. Born and raised in Warwick, Senator Lynch Prata is a graduate of Tollgate High School and Boston College, where she earned a B.A. in history before earning her J.D. from the Catholic University School of Law. Senator Lynch Prata is an attorney in Warwick at the private firm Erin Lynch Prata Law, LLC.

About Senator Erin Lynch-Prata

Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee
Senator Gayle L. Goldin
Deputy Majority Whip

Senator Gayle L. Goldin (Democrat - District 3, Providence) was first elected to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2012. As a newly elected senator, she championed the passage of Temporary Caregiver Insurance, making Rhode Island the third state to have paid family leave and the first to do so with job protection. Since then, she has successfully led efforts to expand the earned income tax credit, increase the tipped minimum wage, improve access to child care, protect student journalists’ freedom of speech, strengthen protections for LGBTQ youth, ensure that pregnant teenagers can consent to their own medical care, and create automatic voter and electronic registration. Senator Goldin has also introduced legislation to repeal Rhode Island’s voter ID law, ban high capacity magazines, strengthen sexual harassment protections, ensure pay equity, and require presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns. She is the lead sponsor of the Reproductive Health Care Act, a bill that will continue to protect the right to an abortion in accordance with existing federal and state case law. Senator Goldin is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Congressional Angels in Adoption Award, the 2014 Bell of Hope Award from the Mental Health Association of Rhode Island, 2014 Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN) Legislator of the Year award, Capital Caregiver from AARP, and Isabel Ahearn O’Neill Award from the YWCA of Rhode Island. She has also authored several opinion pieces in Glamour, Salon, The Hill, The Jewish Forward, Huffington Post and the Providence Journal.

About Senator Gayle L. Goldin

Deputy Majority Whip
Representative Edith Ajello
Member, House Oversight Committee

Edith H. Ajello (D) has served the residents of the East Side of Providence since first being elected in November 1992. She represents the constituents of District 1, which was previously District 3 before the completion of the redistricting process that took effect in 2013. Representative Ajello is a member of the House Committee on Oversight. Representative Ajello has been a strong proponent of protecting individuals’ privacy and human rights. She was the cosponsor of the first-in-the-nation Homeless Bill of Rights, and also sponsored the bills that added gender identity to the state’s hate crimes law and banned “conversion therapy” on minors. She has sponsored or cosponsored laws protecting citizens’ privacy by requiring law enforcement officers to obtain warrants for location data from cellular phones and other electronic devices, banning employers and schools from demanding access or passwords to the social media accounts of applicants and reducing racial profiling and warrantless searches of minors. She was the sponsor of the law ensuring that any voter who is line to vote at the time polls close is allowed to cast his or her vote, and the law requiring post-election audits to ensure voting equipment functioned properly. During her tenure as chairwoman of the Judiciary Committee, major revisions to the Access to Public Records Act were enacted, “Super PACs” were required to disclose their major donors, and possession of a small amount of marijuana was made a civil offense rather than a crime. In addition to her duties as a legislator, Representative Ajello also serves on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Health and Education Fund. She has a long history of service with various organizations, including the Coalition to Preserve Choice. For her legislative efforts regarding civil liberties, Representative Ajello was awarded the RI Affiliate of the ACLU’s Raymond J. Pettine Civil Libertarian of the Year in 2006.

About Representative Edith Ajello

Member, House Oversight Committee

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